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Lumber Heritage Region of Pennsylvania. Cover Photos Five Eras of Lumbering in Pennsylvania Pioneers of Logging (1784 -1850) Spars and Sticks (1830 -1920)

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1 Lumber Heritage Region of Pennsylvania

2 Cover Photos Five Eras of Lumbering in Pennsylvania Pioneers of Logging ( ) Spars and Sticks ( ) Bark Peelers and Lumber Barons ( ) Forest Conservation ( ) Forests of Today (1941 – Present)

3 Lumber Heritage Region of Pennsylvania Vision Statement The Lumber Heritage Region is an internationally recognized forest community with a sense of pride in our people, our quality of life, and the traditions of our rural heritage. Our sustainable forest is a destination that continues to provide unique opportunities for forest products manufacturing, education, research and recreation. Linking forest, parks, historic resources, and communities allows residents and visitors to explore our vibrant culture and contribute to a vital economy.

4 Lumber Heritage Region Development and Project Partners Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network - National Park Service

5 Pennsylvania Heritage Regions Program Pennsylvania Heritage Region Program Goals must be addressed in all Management Action Plans and include the following five areas: Economic Development Education and Interpretation Historic Preservation and Cultural Conservation Outdoor Recreation and Open Spaces Partnerships

6 Lumber Heritage Region of Pennsylvania Chronology Developed and administered by North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission beginning in 1994 Funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources North Central was requested by the counties of Cameron, Elk, McKean and Potter to submit a Feasibility Study Application to DCNR Feasibility Study Application tabled due to re-organization of State Agencies during Feasibility Study completed and designation as a State Heritage Planning Region approved by DCNR in 1997

7 Lumber Heritage Region of Pennsylvania Chronology Pennsylvania Heritage Regions are built through a “grass roots” local level development/input process. Public input and requests from county governments increased the Lumber Heritage Region from four (4) to fifteen (15) counties Application for Management Action Plan Study Funds submitted to DCNR and approved in 1998 Management Action Plan is required for all Heritage Regions to develop a ten-year “footprint” for organizing the Region, developing projects and meeting the five goals of the State Heritage Region Program

8 Lumber Heritage Region of Pennsylvania Chronology Management Action Plan Meetings began in April 1999 Completed Management Action Plan and presented Petition for Designation as a State Heritage Region on May 26, 2001 to the State Interagency Review Committee in Harrisburg Lumber Heritage Region of Pennsylvania designated as 11 th State Heritage Region on September 25, 2001 by Governor Mark Schweiker

9 Counties of the Lumber Heritage Region of Pennsylvania CambriaIndiana CameronJefferson CentreLycoming ClarionMcKean ClearfieldPotter ClintonTioga ElkWarren Forest The Lumber Heritage Region of Pennsylvania is the 2 nd largest Heritage Region in the United States

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11 Lumber Heritage Region Gateway Communities Bellefonte/State College Bradford Brookville Ebensburg Mansfield/Tioga Marienville Tionesta Warren Williamsport Pennsylvania Lumber Museum – Denton Hill

12 Lumber Heritage Region Projects Funded During FY The following projects have been funded and are presently in various stages of development: Elk and Nature Tourism Project Lumber Heritage Region Logo Development Project Lumber Heritage Region Web Page Project West Branch of the Susquehanna River Water Trail Project Gateway Community Visitor Center Displays Project Interpretive/Way Finding and Recreational Linkage Plan

13 Lumber Heritage Region Projects Funded for FY Notice of awards received from DCNR Secretary John Oliver on September 27, 2002, projects funded include: The CCC in the Lumber Heritage Region 1933 to 1942 (Ranked the #1 Priority Project by the Lumber Heritage Region of Pennsylvania Projects Committee) - Region Wide Project E.G. Eberhardt Museum Displays – Borough of Brookville – Jefferson County Brookville Switch Engine Restoration – To be displayed at the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum – Region Wide Project

14 Lumber Heritage Region Projects Funded for FY (cont.) Feasibility Study For Woodworking Technology Center – Region Wide Project Pennsylvania Lumber Industry Video – Region Wide Project Elk Interpretive Kiosk at Sinnemahoning State Park – Counties of Cameron and Potter


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